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All News tagged "School of Economics"

Grace, second from right, with four other Drexel Singapore exchange students in Singapore.

Making International Friends at Home and Abroad

Through her experiences at Drexel, Grace Kerschensteiner knows what it’s like to befriend international students in her home country and make friends while living abroad.
A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance.

Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions

Drexel researchers have  published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.
A stack of Russian rubles

The Collapse of the Russian Ruble: A Q&A with Marco Airaudo

Although the ruble’s freefall began to stabilize around the time of a press conference given by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the currency remains severely devalued. Marco Airaudo, PhD, a professor of economics, talks how this happened, what Russia can do, and what it means for the rest of the world.
Marco Airaudo at a triathlon

Double Lives: Professor Finds Time, Energy To Compete in 140-Mile Triathlons

A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run — that's what it takes to finish an IRONMAN triathlon, and Drexel professor Marco Airaudo has done it five times since 2006.

Kailey Kluge

A Dream Realized: Drexel Student To Study Abroad in Russia

International area studies major Kailey Kluge always wanted to study abroad in Russia. Thanks to the prestigious Boren Scholarship award she won last month, her dream will be realized this fall.

Philly films

Q&A with Allen Sabinson: The Cap on Pennsylvania's Film Tax Credit Program

Gov. Tom Corbett recently rejected a request from actor Bradley Cooper to shoot a film in Philadelphia due to the city's exhaustion of its film tax credits for 2012-13. DrexelNow checked in with Westphal Dean Allen Sabinson to find out more about the implications of this decision and the story behind Pennsylvania's film tax credit program.

School District of Philadelphia

Q&A with Tina Richardson: Philadelphia Public School District Closings

Last week, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission ordered the closing of 23 Philadelphia School District schools. Drexel's Tina Richardson spoke with DrexelNow about why the public has reacted so strongly to the closings, whether the process was flawed, and how the remaining schools can best welcome the reassigned students.

rising gas prices

Q&A with Shawkat Hammoudeh: The Early Surge in Gas Prices

Much to the dismay of American drivers, the price of gasoline started an upward climb earlier than usual this year. DrexelNow looked to professor Shawkat Hammoudeh to learn more about the early spike in price and when we might see some relief.
Mike Gombola

Q&A with Dr. Mike Gombola: Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

Dr. Mike Gombola, professor of finance at the LeBow College of Business, provided DrexelNow with some insight into the looming tax increases and spending cuts that have been dubbed the "fiscal cliff."

Anna Petrone

Co-op Profile: Anna Petrone

During a time when many college students are struggling to find jobs after graduation, Drexel’s co-op program has allowed students like Anna Petrone to get ahead of the game.